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Czechia Welcomes International Tourists Despite State of Emergency

The government of the Czech Republic has confirmed that the authorities in the Czech Republic are keeping their doors open to international tourists.

The announcement comes despite the government’s decision to declare a state of emergency due to the large number of refugees the Czechs are taking in due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, reports.

In this regard, Katharina Hobbs, Director of Czech Tourism in the UK and Ireland, said that it was necessary to open the funds in order to support refugees from Ukraine.

“After declaring a state of emergency, ChikTourism continues to welcome all visitors and is preparing for a busy year with a wide range of campaigns centered around the 2022 marketing strategy of the Czech tradition,” Czech Tourism noted.

She emphasized that the Czech Republic had recently declared a state of emergency in order to access additional budgets to support refugees from Ukraine.

She added, “We would like to reassure travelers that tourism continues as usual, and as usual, we invite everyone to experience our beautiful country.”

However, arrivals from other countries have to carefully follow the entry rules after the government of the Czech Republic continues to maintain the preventive measures imposed due to the coronavirus situation.

This rule means that the traffic light system, which is used to classify other countries into specific groups, taking into account the epidemiological situation in them, is still in use.

“From March 7, the Ministry of Health has issued a new preventive measure to modernize the so-called traffic light. The traffic light is now only relevant for the entry of foreigners. The statement of the Czech Ministry of Health in this regard indicated that the classification of countries into individual categories does not change.

Currently, all EU and Schengen area countries, except Vatican City state and Malta, belong to the Czech Republic’s dark red list, which means they have reported very high rates of COVID-19 infection in the past two weeks, and are therefore subject to additional entry rules.

At the same time, the authorities in the Czech Republic made it clear that the Vatican City state is considered safe in terms of a case of COVID-19, and therefore was placed on the Green List, while Malta belongs to the Red List, which includes countries that have reported high rates. from COVID-19 infection.

As for the epidemiological situation in the Czech Republic, according to figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 3,616,640 people have been infected with the Coronavirus in this country since the beginning of the epidemic, while the total number of infected people has reached 38,837. Die.

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